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. >> reporter: house republicans are expected to vote wednesday on a three- month extension of the debt ceiling - but with a stipulation the senate passes a budget in the next few months. the white house says it's ready to work towards something lasting. >> what we support is a long-term raising of the debt ceiling so that we don't have any doubt or uncertainty for businesses or the global economy about the simple proposition that the united states always pays its bills >> reporter: also on the president's radar in the next four years- comprehensive immigration reform. and in the aftermath of the newtown, connecticut school schooting - a push for congress to pass tighter gun control laws. in washington, i'm tory dunnan. >> pam: the california state university system says it needs about a quarter billion dollars more in state funding. than what governor brown is proposing in his latest budget. university officials say they need 371-million dollars for the upcoming academic year to pay for salary raises. maintenance and equipment. brown wants to give the 23- campus system 125-million extra. 10-mi
republicans pushed through a bill to extend the debt ceiling and tying congressional pay to passage of the budget. senate majority leader says he is okay with it. outgoing defense secretary leon panetta is changing policy to allow women to serve in front line combat positio positions. we'll get a live update for the pentagon. your tax dollars are sending f-16 planes to egypt despite anti-semattic comments made by egypt's new leader. busy day on "special report" at 6:00 eastern but now back to "the five." ♪ ♪ >> bob: you were saying? >> dana: so, greg, almost just caused a problem on the show. >> greg: no, i didn't. >> dana: yes, you did. wow! he doesn't know the words to that song and he was making them up. there is a certain word that rhymes with "truck" he was going to sing. i was supposed to talk about facebook and social media how it can be a blessing and a curse. we talk about this the other day. so, remember back in high school, if you found out that your friend invited another friend go to an event but you didn't necessarily know about it right away. it wasn't rubbed in y
ceiling increase unless the senate passes a budget. we are not going to just keep raising the debt ceiling, we are going to make a down payment on debt reduction and we are going to putt -- we are going to point the country in the right direction. we are going to cut spending. [applause] there will be times when conservatives disagree on the way forward. we never marched in lockstep. we can deliver it in private. all we should ask for each other is that we give an honest account of our actions and the reasons for them. we should challenge the left, not each other. if we take a prudent course we will be in very good company. take james madison. nowadays we call him the founder and the father of the constitution. but at the constitutional convention he lost key arguments. he fought to give each state the same number of seats in the senate. he wanted to give congress more power. he wanted them to be able to be tough state laws. in both cases, he argued vigorously for his side. in both sets -- in both cases he lost. when it came to ratify the when it came time to ratify the constitution, there
their lives around. rich: the house tomorrow will vote to extend the debt ceiling to may 19, as long as the senate and house both pass a budget. if not, this bill prescribes that it gets held back is not. dagen: thank you. president obama mentioned just about everything from gun control to climate change in his inaugural address. one thing was almost missing, though. jobs. joining us with more is steve moore. he laid out his agenda, a whole host of things. why not focus on jobs. does he think that this recovery is so on track that jobless rate will continue to fall, steve? >> i was struck by that also. in the whole speech, he did not talk about jobs. he did not talk about private business and entrepreneurs. it was a very pro-government speech. the president has a big challenge ahead. we still have a near 8% unemployment rate in this country, chipolte, over the last four years of this suppose it recovery. i do not think he mentioned the word jobs in that entire speech. dagen: three times. we did a quick count. >> i stand corrected. dagen: if you go through the list of things that he c
taken a step back on this debt ceiling standoff. should it be raised. this is how "the new york times" described it over the weekend. i'll put it up on the screen and have you react to it. backing down from the hardline stance, house republicans said friday they would agree to lift the limit for three months with the requirement that both chambers of congress pass a budget in that time to clear the way for negotiations on long-term deficit reduction, to add muscle to the efforts to bring democrats to the table, they would include a provision in the debt ceiling legislation saying that lawmakers will not be paid if they do not pass a budget blueprint. was it right to step back from challenging the president over raising the debt ceiling? >> well, i think the house proposal is a step in the right direction. no doubt the senate hasn't done it's job. it's been nearly four years since it's passed a budget. but it doesn't go nearly far enough. we have a crisis. i just got back last week from afghanistan. and i had multiple servicemen and women clasp me on the arm and say, please do somethin
. what is the latest? >> reporter: as part of raising the debt ceiling the house republicans will demand that the senate pass a budget with spending cuts included and will try to force getting it done by april 15th. a short time ago the top senate republican issued this call to action. >> and so it's my hope that the president will finally be willing to do what republicans have been asking him to do since his first inauguration four years ago and that is to work with us on identifying durable solutions to the problems that we can only solve together. to put aside those things we know we can't agree on and focus on what we can agree on. and we should start with spending and debt. because if we don't get a handle on that nothing else matters. >> reporter: bottom line republicans recognize this raising the debt ceiling issue isn't a very good one for them. working on deficit and spending budget is better for them. >> reporter: what do democrats say about passing a budget today. >> reporter: chuck schumer said the senate would pass a budget this year. the battle will be over spending cuts an
, is pretty simple. no budget, no pay. >> in the spotlight tonight, debt ceiling magic. that was house speaker john boehner after the house passed a bill making the debt ceiling disappear until may 18th, without cutting any federal spending. the stupidly named and conceived "no budget, no pay act" passed with a vote. 33 republicans voted against the bill, 199 voted for it. 86 democrats voted for the bill, 111 democrats voted against it. not only will the no budget, no pay act suspend the debt ceiling for about three months, it also requires the house and senate to pass budget resolutions by april 15th, and if they don't, representatives and senators will not get paid, which is of course, wildly unconstitutional. the 27th amendment prohibits congress from modifying their own paychecks in any way. they can vote to change the pay for future congress only, but republicans passing an unconstitutional bill, while at the same time relieving the pressure on the debt ceiling was welcomed by some democrats as republicans moving from out-right crazy to half-crazy. >> i'm not sure what happened at the hou
of extending the debt ceiling three months, until april and clean, except for the fact they want to link it to the idea that both the house and the senate pass a budgetnd and if they don't they lose their pay? >> i think -- we don't think short-term is smart for the economy, 2-3 months still has uncertainty and we are very pleased to see the republicans in the house drop their previous position, which was, you know, they were only going to pay the bills, essentially, they racked up if that he got what they wanted from the deep spending cuts in medicare and other programs. so that is progress but what we need to do is, washington needs to start contributing certainty and help to the economy and if you talk to anybody in the country -- >> you will not veto a three-month extension, are you? >> again, i think that there is long term debt and short-term debt. i think we have made progress on the budget and cut spending, in 2011, the budget was cut over a trillion dollars and signed a -- >> you were forced into that by republicans. >> no, we weren't and we were sitting around the table with th
ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending, it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. >> mike: well, according to the congressional record, in 2006, then senator barack obama had this statement just before a debt ceiling vote and i quote, the fact that we are here today to debate raising america's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure, it's a sign that the u.s. government can't pay its own bills, it's a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal policies. leadership means that the buck stops here. instead, washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today on the backs of our children and grandchildren, therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. in 2008, candidate obama blamed president bush and called the growing debt unpatriotic. >> number 43 added 4 trillion dollars by his lonesome so that we now have over 9 trillion dollars of debt that we are going to
ceiling, let it float. in return, you see the democrats in the senate drawing up a budget. i think obama's -- his olive branch is, okay, i'll take this one extension to bring stability to the situation, but it's not happening again because we have to get the job doab. it's progress. it's better than the last few months. lou: some combative about it and characterize the president as being so contentious. it's the first intelligent step taken by the republicans and gives, you know, i i think hope to the nation, the first intelligent step taken by the president. they actually are moving towards one another. it looked to me like something we ought to be kind of saying hallelujah about other than analyzing, if i may, in such, well, i don't know, unsettling parts of the terms. >> it's progress. >> the heavy weight boxes match, they touch the gloves at the start of the fight. please, don't misinterpret that's a good sign. it's a show to the nation. lou: see, i'm surrounded by cynicism. everywhere i turn around here.
the senate passes a budget. and we're not going to just keep raising the debt ceiling. we're going to make a down payment on debt reduction, and we're going to point the country in the right direction, we're going to cut spending. [applause] you know, there will be times p when conservatives disagree on the way forward. we've never marched in lockstep. that's not what we do. a healthy debate is a good and needed thing. we can deliberate in private without fighting in public. all we should ask of each other is that we give an honest account of our actions and their reasons for them. we should challenge the left, not each other. and if we take the prudent course, you know what? we'll be in really good company. our founders were men of prudence. take james madison. nowadays we call him the founder, the father of the constitution. but at the constitutional convention, he lost some key arguments. you know, he fought the plan to give each state the same number of seats in the senate. he thought it was deeply unjust. and at first he wants -- he wanted congress to be able to veto state laws n. bot
. if there was a different attitude. we have raised the debt ceiling 70-plus times. there has always been that sense of we're not going to vote to raise the other guy's debt ceiling, but there was always the understanding that we would provide the votes in the final analysis. the president's party did that. right now, what you have is a situation where the republican party is reduced to its lowest standing in the history of "the wall street journal" poll. the only thing that is worse is john boehner. 18% favorable. this is not a formidable partner. >> over the weekend, "politico" spoke to many advisers and said house republicans and party leaders appear willing to shut down government. we might need to do that four- member management purposes so that they can have an end game and show their constituents they are fighting. get it out of the system? this is not a gastrointestinal problem, this is the government. >> i would suggest therapy and do not shed down the government. i would give it to them for free. the republicans have had a pretty unhappy experience with brinksmanship. years theye gingrich shut d
: house speaker john boehner said republicans were willing to suspend the debt ceiling for three months. sending democrats to act. >> it has been nearly four years since the senate has done a budget. most americans believe you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid. that's the basis. no budget; no pay. it is time for the senate to act. >> reporter: the white house called the move by house republicans "significant," though the administration still argues a short-term extension of borrowing authority does not go far enough. >> what we support is a long- term raising of the debt ceiling so that we don't have any doubt or uncertainty for businesses or the global economy about the simple proposition that the united states always pays its bills. >> reporter: at a house hearing on the debt ceiling debate, simon johnson, a former chief economist for the i.m.f. warned the continuing controversy could roil global markets and hurt the u.s. at home. >> if you don't raise the debt ceiling now, or if you postpone this confrontation, if you say every 60, 90, or 100 days, we're going to again have t
to suspend the nation's 16.4 trillion dollar debt ceiling through may's 18th. the bill will prevent the u.s. from going into default. senate majority leader harry reid says that it will also pass the bill. president obama is expected to sign on tuesday when it reaches his desk. >> today the board of trustees will meet to discuss ways to save sampras's goes city college. the school is on the brink of shutting down. that is because the accreditation commission found numerous violations with the college structures and finances. census that met yesterday to talk about the issue the members of the community are anxious about what could happen next. >> if there is a real need to have to be able to show a perception that we are unified and that we really want to save our college. it is not a good option for us to be absorbed by another district. we need to maintain control of our college and awaited do that is with jewels solidarity. >> and the school which serves about 85,000 students has until march to turn itself around. >> we have a water break in greenbrae and it's going to >> we have a wat
. this is the bill that passed a couple of hours ago increasing the debt ceiling through may 18. if house lawmakers don't pass a budget by april 15, they don't get paid, if senators don't pass a budget by april 15, they don't get paid, the money goes into escrow and to get the money when it passed the budget or when this congress and is, the end of 2014 into early 2015. they will not stand in the way of this three-month increase of the debt ceiling. they want a much longer increase. >> ideally we would extend, raise the debt ceiling for a long period of time so that this is not a question, the uncertainty surrounding as of late 20 political strategy house republicans have taken will be removed. >> the senate will take this bill up and pass the bill, so feebly the white house and the senate, it is a done deal. now, and the senate and the house putting a budget together. john boehner said his budget republicans will release shortly will balance the budget in 10 years. david: rich edson, one of the best reporters i know in washington. we are awaiting the numbers on apple. the stock is about 30% off of
to suspend the debt ceiling, not even to raise it making it easier for conservatives to vote for it and senate democrats say they plan to take up that proposal and expect to pass it by an overwhelming margin sometime within the next week or so. now, jay carney at the white house today for his part said we wouldn't a longer term extension than that but the president is not going to block this if it clears the congress. here's jay carney. >> the bill still has to overcome some concern expressed by mums of the house and senate before it can pass both chambers and reach the president's desk. if it does and reaches the president's desk he would not stand in the way of the bill becoming law. >> the bottom line, of course, is that having broken the link between specific spending cuts and specific dollar increase in the debt ceiling it becomes easier for congress to shift the fight over spending and taxes and revenue on to different ground. of course, the quester and the -- the continuing resolution to fund the government, but you're hearing some of both parties saying they might eve
ceiling without getting something in return. they say in order to approve a highe debt limit, they want senate democrats to do something they haven't done in four years -- pass a budget. >> for us to have a debate about spending and debt, we've got to have the focus be on a budget and what we're going to do to achieve a balanced budget over time. >> reporter: senate democrats view the vote as an opportunity to raise more money for taxes. >> it's going to be a great opportunity for us. in our budget we lift budget reform which many of my republican colleagues like, but it's going to include revenues. >> reporter: the house is expected to approve the debt limit increase tomorrow. no dollar amount specifically is in the bill, but the legislation is expected to keep the country paying its bills through mid-may. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington, thank you very much. >>> the president has also addressed the struggle for equality in this country and broke some new ground. major garrett has that part of the story. >> reporter: for the first time in the nation's 5
they won the round because the debt ceiling will go up in may. without offsetting spending cuts. republicans counter getting the senate democrats to agree to a budget by april means for the first time in four years congress may be able to show some degree of real fiscal discipline. bret? >> bret: thank you. senate majority leader harry reid hopes to get a deal done soon with republicans over new filibuster rules. they want to require senators to be present when they filibuster. republicans are resisting that. reid hinted he may use the so-called nuclear option to change the rules, with a simple majority of 51 votes instead of the usual two-third. the dow continued its momentum, up for a fourth day if a row today. industrial average gained 67. to reach the highest closing value since halloween of 2007. the s&p 500 finished ahead two. the nasdaq increased 10-1/2. we will hear from the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee a bit later. up next, why you are giving a powerful weapon to enemy of a friend. [ male announcer ] ok, here's the way the system works. let's say you
if a budget isn't approved this year. 111 democrats voted against raiding the debt ceiling calling that provision a gimmick. however, it goes well beyond the house. today senator dick durbin revealed the democrats don't have the 51 votes necessary to reinstitute the talking filibuster even through the so-called nuclear option, even though everyone seems to want it. the last hope in filibuster reform is harry reid's great compromise of needing 41 votes to maintain a filibuster but i'm confident that the democrats will find some way to back down from that, too. joining me now the only one and only michael tomasky. starting with the debt ceiling. 111 democrats voted against raising the debt ceiling. was this all about the no budget no pay provision are the democrats trying to stick it to the g.o.p. >> i think the latter and i think the more constitutionalists among them assuming that they are there that the amendment mattered more to them. but emotionally they probably wanted to make boehner pass this bill with his republicans. you know, in a way don't blame them for that. it's a harm
to extend the debt ceiling until may 19th. that is contingent both houses of congress passing a budget. something that senate majority leader harry reid said is a big step forward for republicans. they're not calling for any spending decreases in this debt ceiling increase. the white house put out a statement said it would not oppose a short-term debt deal though neither getting real specific whether or not they would actually agree to what the house is hoping to pass tomorrow. back to you. david: rich, reading through that, frankly didn't take too long to read through the president's speech because it was so short, there was no indication, i saw no incation, one reference to the deficit, a throwaway line said we have a big deficit. we have to do something bit, with you we still have to continue with all the spending. i didn't see anything about cutting back on spending. did you? >> no, david. in fact that was more a defense of government in the president's speech, overarching theme of his governing philosophy and one has not been about cutting any type of enlightment spending when it
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ceiling when the media didn't do that when every major democrat, including a then senator barack obama did the same thing seven years ago. >> you can't expect the media to do the job they are supposed to do. they won't hold the republicans and democrats equally accountable. so the g.o.p. needs their own marketing and p.r. team -- >> neil: i think they are running from their own shadow. they need more time to get this set and the prerogatives. but to the president, i'm sure, it sends a message, weak, weak, weak. >> they are under the impression, if they give an inch, the president will say, they are doing their best. this is not how it works. this president compromises when it's in his best interest. he won't bend to what you want. you may as well stand for something. >> neil: that vote will go through tomorrow. it is expected to pass tomorrow, an effort to push off this debt ceiling to date. something that would have really expired in a matter of weeks for another couple of months. i think we will be doing this in may, so your kid is graduating from school into a nightmare. same time, same
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't produced one in almost years. on may 19th is what the debt ceiling has been extended to. what paul ryan is saying is that whatever bill comes out of the senate will call for more taxes and republicans in the house will not accept that. and if that then is the case then you get the cuts to the defense department and medicare. do i have that right? >> that is fundamentally correct. what we are looking at and what we'll see is whether or not the democrats in the senate insist that they sequester would be altered only by raising taxes and that is not going to happen. we j a $650 billion tax increase we are not going to do another one. these were cuts in law and they need to be altered. the president in his debate with governor romney said the sequester will not happen, and he's got to step up and help us work our way through that, because it does cut too much, in my opinion, the defense department. they've already had a big cut. this will be another big cut. and i think it's dangerous for the defense department and will do damage in a way that we should not do. bill: i mentioned the senate
on some loan as early as next month if the debt ceiling isn't lifted. the white house supports the measure. opponents say it just prolong uncertainty about the economy's health. >>> and the senate may decide today on a deal to curb the number of filibusters. aides say lawmakers are kploes to a compromise to limit the delays which minority partying use to kill legislation. democrats complain that republicans overuse filibusters to block their legislation. republicans say the tactic is the only leverage they have to get roll call votes on amendments that would otherwise be shots down by democrats. >>> 4:08 the time. 23 degrees. coming up on "news4 today," how vice president joe biden is using the web site google today to make a push for tighter gun control. >>> the legal trouble mounting for lance armstrong since he confessed to using performance enhancing drugs. >>> we're tracking winter weather this morning. we'll have snow across the region. tom kierein is back with your weather and traffic. >>> somebody forgot to shut off the water. check out this fountain in bryant park in new york city
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made this deal yeah, we are going to extend the debt ceiling. now, it gets attached to a balanced budget. >> two points, in regard to congressman welch. when you have liberal s ip the house and senate, that is their plan to spend more money. i know you are talking about our budget larry, but we have to step back. there is going to be no budget that takes place unless the senate passes a budget. but to get congress both chambers to work together, we need the senate to pass the budget. so we said no budget senate, no pay. that is a way to get the senate to engage. >> i'm not challenging your logic, but i'm challenging your process. the series of dates that is so important one is april 15th. i preseume that is paul ryan's budget. i don't see how you can vote tomorrow on a debt extepgs nsio increase and attach a balanced budget before you know what the balanced budget is. i see that as a problem. i want peter to tackle that. >> we are passing the no budget no pay act. it is going to give both chambers, the senate and the house to pass the budgets. what you are hearing is, the house is
. and house nearly three months to raise the debt ceiling. >> look, i understand why they want to move the initiative forward and i think there is some strategicty to the way they're doing it it and i believe the second part the of it it, congress shouldn't get paid unless a budget is passed. no one wants to miss a paycheck certainly, but i think it's a very valid point and i think that it's not unfair to say to the people if you're not going to do your job, you shouldn't get paid. >> greta: and we keep getting these, like goal posts and mile posts and three more months. >> absolutely. >> greta: six more months and another excuse-- >> in fairness, i think it's the house. if they believed they could pass a bill out of house that not only dealt with the debt limit, but with our debt problem and passed out of the senate and signed by the president they would do it in a heartbeat. that's not what they're facing. they want facing a president that wants unconditional limits and the senate hasn't passed a budget in days. i think they're trying to make the best of a bad situation. absolutely w
the debt ceiling increase. just as it would be to raise the debt ceiling without any meaningful cuts, just as senator phil graham got back in 1985 i believe it was, with graham-rudman -- graham rudman and so many of the debt increases that accompanied that was part of the deal with restrictions on spending. there are so many things going on in the world today that are just staggering. we know we have secretary of state, hillary clinton, testifying today. one report here today says that secretary clinton quickly interrupted one senator that contradict him and stress that she did not see request for additional security to protect the benghazi mission. extremely unfortunate. that people in our state department committed to helping to this country would make cries for help over a period of months, over a period of years, even going back to when ambassador rice was with the state department, and people were killed an american embassy request had been made for extra security that went unheeded. here it came again and apparently there were a number of people that made requests, including one of t
on the debt ceiling. congressman chris van hollen takes us into the funny numbers he had to push. >>> if you want another concord bridge, i got some buddies. >> ted nugent is assembling a moron militia. we'll show you what he is going to be up against. >>> the transaction tax. americans pay it every day on everything we buy. but why doesn't wall street have to pony up? >>> and the latest on the quest for filibuster reform. will the senate actually change the rules and get something done? senator bernie sanders with us tonight. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. if you wanted to know why congress has a record low approval rating, all you had to do was watch the circus on capitol hill today. outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton testified before senate and house committees today about the attack on the u.n. consulate in benghazi, libya. the committee members already have access to the full accountability review board report on the attack, as well as classified intelligence reports. secretary clinton has repeatedly taken responsibility for state department fa
future debt ceiling crises if we know we got some manageable plan and each side has staked out a position, we'll find some commonality, no doubt,nd i think we'll move forward. you know, until the senate actually gets in the game i don't think that's going to happen and i do think that's playing fast and loose for the people. i commend you very much. mr. chairman, i yield back the balance of my time. >> thank you very much, mr. cole. >> thank you, mr. chairman. mr. chairman, you talked at the very beginning of your remarks about a deliberate tif process, how important that was. and mr. ryan talked about regular order. we're all for that, but we're beginning not with a deliberative process and this is not regular order. this is not the product of a deliberation in the ways and means committee and hearings and markups. this really is kind of a back room deal that -- i first read about it when you were on your retreat. so we begin on that note, and i think one way to avoid that characterization would be to agree to what mr. brady asked for is an open rule. i'd ask both of you, mrs. miller, mr
colleagues for any kind of long-term inquiries in the debt ceiling. so let's get the process moving. no more brinksmanship, no more last-minute deals. the american people have already had to wait four years, four years for a budget from senate democrats. they shouldn't have to wait nearly as long for us to confront a debt that threatens the economy, our jobs and the future of our nation. yesterday, i laid out the remedies of the -- the realities of the fiscal challenges we face as a country. we've delayed facing them long enough. let's put the politics aside and finally do the work we were sent here to do. mr. president, i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: the presiding officer: the senator from colorado. mr. udall: mr. president, i'd ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be lifted. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. udall: mr. president, i also ask unanimous consent i be recognized to speak for ten minutes as if in morning business. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered.
on the debt ceiling issue. is that a fair characterization? if so, was it a change of heart or a change of tactics? >> i didn't hear rand's comment as far as that is concerned. i think what the gop house conference is concerned about is how do we get forward during the next couple of months with an administration who just yesterday said he has a bold agenda going forward for the future. in order to have an agenda whether you're president of the united states or the ceo or cfo, you have to have a budget. we're saying the same thing the american public is saying to the senate, give us your budget if you want us to then go forward and continuously raise the debt limit. >> so you feel that this vote tomorrow will pass the house what do you expect the senate will do? they haven't been able to pass a budget in four years. >> there's a story that came out, i don't know how true this is, that senator schumer said democr democratic senators have been secretly planning on doing a budget for a long time. that's good and also coincidental that they were secretly doing a budget an we never knew anyt
that increases the debt ceiling until may 19, the vote was 285-144. it also withholds house and senate salaries after april 15 if a budget hasn't been passed. the chamber is out the rest of the week due to democrats holding a retreat. holding a retreat. follow the
in the budget. three they won't vote to increase borrowing or the debt ceiling. >> anybody sign it? >> we had 24 candidates who signed. >> you just started it this year? >> this election cycle. the two elected were senator cruise from texas and doug collins representative from georgia. >> that means most of them lost. >> obviously this is not something that is easy to sign. it is easy to say you are not going to write taxes another to say you are not going to borrowing. >> i will sign it because i don't count. i am not a politician. i get the part therefore i pledge i will not authorize or fund new programs without offsetting cuts in others. but this one i will not vote for any budget that is not balanced. that seems unreal lice ti-- unrealistic. if you just slow the growth of government in ten years you could get us out of trouble. >> the budget is a blue print. the budget is not the be all end all. the problem is we haven't passed a budget in the last three and a half years. so to be honest that plank of the pledge is in the political environment less relevant than the other two. >> no incumbe
down the road until april, the debt ceiling, let you raise the debt ceiling and violate the things we promised we wouldn't do to the people that elected us. in return, you guys, senate democrats come up with a budget and you haven't passed one in 1300 some days. chuck schumer says i'll make a deal and take you up on the offer guess what, in the new budget we're going to tax more, tax all you people to agreed to the deal that they just came to january 1st, that deal is done we'll keep that and give another, another bite of at that apple. stuart: this is a financial issue. it's a budget issue, so they need a straight up or down vote in the senate and the democrats have a majority in the senate, but i'll put it to you, a couple of democrats there, who are going to say we're not all for more and more and more taxes because we know what it's going to do to the economy. it's not a done deal, is it? they're pushing for it, but it ain't done. >> listen, harry reid, remember when john boehner was going to bring the vote to the house and he didn't have the votes after he'd said i'm going to bri
the debt ceiling until may 18. included in that, two caveats. the senate has to come up with a budget, which they haven't since 2009. did you know that that was before the ipad was created. the chevy volt, bieber fever, and instagram. it's about time the senate actually comes up with a budget. also incorporated into this is if they don't, then members of congress would not get any dough. their paychecks would be suspended. >> steve: speak of dough, gretch, joining us right now, did you realize today is national pie day? we've got the owner of grand traverse pie company in michigan. look at that. we've made animation for you. good morning to you. >> good morning, steve, how are you? >> steve: how many pies do you think you've made since 2009 when they last passed a budget in the senate? >> oh, boy. we've made few hundred thousand pies. i think we've done our work. now we need others to do their work. >> steve: you actually do work with the dough, where the dough is real, unlike funny dough. >> yeah. and the thing is, you combine cherries and blueberries and you get a compromise of the
turn to to get him out of it? joe biden. guns, middle class relief. the fiscal cliff deal. the debt ceiling situation of 2011. it was joe biden the president turned to. the president chose joe biden for a reason. a creature of the senate, he said at the lunch today, he will always be a senator. and joe biden is his brain trust, his institutional memory, there is the guy. >> and to get it done -- get it done there. i think he is the best vice president of my lifetime. because i don't think that dick cheney's effectiveness of torture is something -- >> for good or evil. >> and doesn't it also go to the kind of leader that barack obama has been, not only for the country, but for the democratic party. johnathan's point, joe biden was an early rival, who he said very inopportune statements about him. he is super excited if he is confirmed to take on this role. it is a different kind of democratic leadership. people who follow the democratic party on its ups and many downs remember how many other rivals and nominees have been left on the side of the road. and left, really to be seen as so
will not seek reelection in 2014. good old saxby, well, he is just sick of the gridlock. the debt ceiling debacle of 2011 and the recent fiscal cliff vote showed congress at its worse, and sadly, i don't see the legislative gridlock and partisan posturing improving any time soon. really. chambliss has a lot of nerve blaming gridlock and that's why he's got to leave. the senator has been a loyal foot soldier in mitch mcconnell's obstructionist army, wouldn't you say? chambliss doesn't have much to hang his hat on after ten years in the upper chamber. the gentleman from georgia is most famous for the underhanded way he got to the senate in the first place. just a year after 9/11, saxby chambliss used images of osama bin laden and saddam hussein next to pictures of his opponent, senator max cleland. senator cleland lost three of his limbs and received the silver and bronze star during his service in vietnam. chicken hawk chambliss of course dodged vietnam using two deferments due to bad knees from a football injury. the commercial was one of the scummiest in modern history. at the time, sena
to be -- to compromise to the slightest extent and all they did was kick the debt ceiling down the road three months. >> stephanie: yeah, and boehner called his own bluff he said never going to raise it without equal pay cut, and basically he went back on that, and as you said, all he did was kick it down the road for three months. what was the point for him? >> the point was to look like they had some kind of a win because they knew they were in trouble on the debt ceiling, and then put the pressure on somebody else, namely the senate. but they are going to put forth a budget pretty soon that is really going to be an important % contrast for the american people to see. they are going to try to balance the budget in ten years, which you cannot do without slashing medicare and medicaid, and social security. so the american people will get, i think, a very good look at the way republicans want to balance the budget and do deficit reduction and the way democrats do. we actually went through this with paul ryan's budget which was so egregious the leader of his party had to back awa
. >> cenk: totally not true. and why did the republicans cave on the debt ceiling? the republicans caving? we'll explain why. it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: secretary of state hillary clinton went up to the hill to talk to the senators and congressmen, and she got a rude, rude arrival there in the form of very aggressive questions and statements by the republicans. first she laid out her case. let's listen. >> for me this is not just a matter of policy, it's personal. i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the fathers and mothers, the sisters and bow brothers and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> cenk: the republicans were not appeased with that, and they requested about benghazi what produced one of the biggest flareups of the day. >> he were misled that there was protest and an assault sprang out that have. that was easily ascertained. that was not the fact. the american people could have known that in days. >> with all due respect. the fact is we had four dead americans was
voted against raising the debt ceiling, he said he was doing up because the national debt was outrageous a train dollars. i want to quote the president because he clarified for effect $8 trillion. under president about our national debt is over $16 trillion climbing, larger than our entire economy and he's not worried at all. indeed, he caused the progress. remember his campaign slogan? have got news for the president. if washington's guidance going forward, america's economy is going backwards. instead of managing government, it's time to address how we can make america to please her she can once again become the land of upper charity, a place of opportunity. we should put all of our eggs in that basket conservatives and republicans. research any folks in washington d.c. to devote themselves from taking america so for the lechery cannot give back. we must do all we can to stop what is rapidly becoming the bankrupting of our federal government. we as conservatives must dedicate energy and efforts to bring america, to showing the younger generation south american in the future. if more go
. you get very small advances. i recommended last week, that in return for a temporary debt ceiling for three months, the the return to the senate and produce a budget. they adopted the idea and they have already succeeded. the senate will now produce a budget, which will allow the fight to be a fair fight between democrats and republicans on spending because the other side will finally have to show its cards. this is a fairly elementary step. that is how i think they ought to proceed. second, they have to understand that obama will try to use administrative actions because the house will block actions by legislation, which is why i am extremely encouraged by the ruling you may remain i've heard by the first circuit today, throwing out the nlrb appointment. [applause] i have been quite shocked by the of lawlessness of the administration by legislating around congress in a way that i think is clearly unconstitutional. for example, passing the dream act. however you stand on the dream at, i should be done by congress and not by the administration. and it did that. because if a conserv
and pass a bill to yet another fight over the debt ceiling. the most important aspect of this legislation is though boat and the house today that it surrenders the hostage republicans took in a decoupled for the full faith and credit of the united states because social security and medicare or anything else. this is a clean debt limit increase. we'll set the precedent for future debt ceiling extensions will have to have. by passing this bill, republican joint democrat to say we will not hold the full faith and credit of the united states hostage. we will pay the bills we have incurred. over the last two years, the bipartisan budget control act has been in love is in place of the congressional budget. so folks, please, every time you hear republicans talking about are not having passed a budget, understand it is not true. in fact, republicans voted on the budget control act. they hope this passÉ. it was a law. as senator murray announced today, this year the senate will return to regular order in the budget resolution to the senate floor. the house republicans had to add a gimmick or to t
lanier. >> today the senate passed a bill that extends the debt ceiling, allowing the surgery department to borrow more money. it also requires congress to pass a budget and will withhold numbers pay intel they do so. harry reid says that he seeks to pass the bill in the senate. here's part of the debate of the bill. mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. camp: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in strong support of h.r. 325, the no budget, no pay act of 2013. this legislation directs members of the house and senate to adopt a budget resolution by april 15, 2013. if either body does not -- the speaker pro tempore: this house is not in order. please remove all conversations. the gentleman is recognized. mr. camp: thank you, mr. speaker. either body does not adopt a budget resolution by april 15, 2013, members ofhat body will have their pay withheld until they pass a budget. it's simple. no budget, no pay. the american people understand that they don't get paid if they don't do their job, and neither should member
the republicans were down and out. think again, the house will vote for a three-month ceiling on the debt seen and comes with a price. g.o.p. leaders said they would vote for the extension, but that the measure would also require the democratic controlled senate to pass a budget and if ne do ththey fail that, pay for lawmakers will be withheld. and we've got to look at the house and spending problem. no budget, no pay. joining me now with reaction. congressman david schweiker and walldon. i was skeptical when i heard the republicans are giving in already. i had a couple of discussions this weekend, and some of your colleagues, explain the rational. number within, they say sequestration that's cuts are going into effect and force the president and senate to come one a budget and the senate didn't pass a budget in three and a half years. i liked it more when it was explained to me. is that about right. >> i think it is, sean and about time the senate did the legal responsibility of passing the budget we passed one each the last two years we'ven been in the majority. the ryan plan laid out how to
late today. have we heard anything? >> well, shep, some conservatives don't love this debt ceiling deal because they don't like the idea of adding to the nation's credit card. but all republicans are frustrated by the senate not passing budgets. so the message that house republicans are sending to their senate colleagues is if you don't do your job you should not get paid. >> right now, the biggest issue is the debt that's crushing the future for our kids and our grand kids. hard working taxpayers understand you can't keep spending money that you don't have. so we're going to continue to focus, especially here over this next 90, 120 day period on bringing some fiscal responsibility to washington. >> sources say late today in that meeting house speaker john boehner announced that house budget chairman paul ryan, the former vice presidential candidate is working on a plan to balance the budget in less than 10 years. that gives some reassurance to conservatives who are anxious about voting to authorize more debt, shep. >> shepard: democrats, mike, said they wanted a longer extension. what'
to deal with. debt ceiling debate now postponed until may. the sequestering, the continuing resolution. and republicans are pushing for changes in entitlements. is this in large part about where the white house decides where to put its political capital? >> kwlourks know what, we have also forgotten in this discussion, we remain in the midst of a terrible, terrible recession. counting people who have given up looking for work and underemployed. we are looking at -- almost 15% of our population who is unemployed, who don't have jobs. real wages for millions of workers are going down. the gap between the very, very wealthy and everybody else is growing wider. so what concerns me is, yeah, you have to deal with gun control. deal with a lot of other issues, but we cannot -- we cannot forget the reality that tens and tens of millions of working people are really hurting. >> how would you prioritize then again if you have to figure out where you're going to put your political capital? how would you prioritize. there was a big headline today the stock market is at a five-year high, unemployme
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